Silver Sands State Park
The boardwalk connector that runs from the Silver Sands State Park parking lot to the main boardwalk along the beach, is being closed indefinitely during the public health emergency. That section of the boardwalk over the marsh is narrow, and adequate social distancing can be difficult to maintain. The public will still be allowed to access the beach, the entire boardwalk along the beach, and can access the main parking lot by other trails in the park. Park signage will be added to direct visitors to alternate trails to access the beach
Sandy beaches, boardwalks, seashells, and shore birds dominate the attraction to Silver Sands' beaches in Milford. Over a half mile of shoreline and three quarters of a mile of all-weather boardwalk make this a popular four-season waterfront destination.
For current water quality alerts for this park, please visit www.ct.gov/deep/beachstatus
The sandbar (also known as a tombolo) between Silver Sands State Park and Charles Island overwashes twice daily with tidal flooding, which produces dangerous currents and undertow.
No one should walk on any portion of the tombolo when it is covered with water. No crossing to the Island is allowed May 1 through August 31 when the island is managed as a Natural Area Preserve for nesting birds.
View details on construction projects at Silver Sands State Park.
This property was acquired and/or developed with the assistance of the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
Content last updated September 2019